3 Algebra Problems: SimplifyingDate: 8/18/96 at 16:41:16 From: Thomas garza Subject: Solving Algebra Problems I'm stuck on these problems. 1) 35x+8-34x = 3-2 2) -12a-7+4a = 37-12 3) 10m+3-7m = 18+9 Please help me! Date: 8/18/96 at 16:46:41 From: Doctor Paul Subject: Re: Solving Algebra Problems 1) 35x + 8 - 34x = 3 - 2 Simplify the left and the right sides: 1x + 8 = 1 Subtract 8 from both sides and you get: 1x = -7 Divide both sides by 1 and you get: x = -7 2) -12a - 7 + 4a = 37 - 12 Simplify both sides: -8a - 7 = 25 Add seven to both sides: -8a = 32 Divide both sides by -8 a = -4 3) 10m + 3 - 7m = 18 + 9 Simplify both sides: 3m + 3 = 27 3m = 24 m = 8 I hope this helps clear things up. Regards, -Doctor Paul, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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